Vishesh K. Kapur, MD, MPH

Vishesh K. Kapur, MD, MPH

Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Director of Sleep Medicine

Contact Information

Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue, Box 359762
Seattle, WA 98104

Clinician-Educator Web Page
Research Web Page
Academic Office:
Fax: (206) 744-5657
Clinic Appointments:
Harborview Medical Center(206) 744-4999
U.W. Medical Center: (206) 598-4615

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Education and Training

A.B. (Chemistry), Harvard College, Cambridge, MA, 1984.

M.D. Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1989.

M.P.H. University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1997.

Internship in Internal Medicine completed at University of Rochester Rochester, NY, 1990.

Residence in Internal Medicine completed at University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. 1993.

ACLS certified

Research Interests

Primary research interests are clinical epidemiology, healthcare utilization and outcomes research in sleep disorders. A co-investigator in The Sleep Heart Health Study, a multi-center study of cardiovascular outcomes in sleep apnea. Also involved in several studies of sleep disordered breathing that focus on topics such as spinal cord injury, cognitive function and treatment outcomes.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Sleep Disorders Center.

Representative Publications

Kapur VK, Koepsell TD, deMaine J, Hert R, Sandbloom RE, Psaty BM. Association of hypothryoidism and obstructive sleep apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, 158(5):1379-1383, 1998.

Kapur, VK, Blough D, Sandblom RE, Hert R, de Maine J, Sullivan SD, Psaty BM. The medical costs of undiagnosed sleep apnea. Sleep 1999, 22(6): 749-755.

Redline S, Kapur V, Sanders M, Gottlieb D, Kiley J, Quan S, Rapoport D, Smith P. Effects of varying approaches for identifying respiratory disturbance in sleep apnea assessment. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2000 Feb 1; 161(2): 369-374

Kapur V, Rapoport D, Sanders M, Enright P, Hill J, Iber J, Romanuik J. Rates of polysomnography sensor loss in unattended polysomnography. Sleep 2000, 23(5): 682-688.

Kapur VK, Redline S, Nieto FJ, Young TB, Newman AB, Henderson JA. The relationship between disrupted sleep and healthcare use. Sleep 2002 25(3): 289-296.

Baldwin CM, Kapur VK, Holberg CJ, Rosen C, Nieto FJ. Associations between gender and measures of daytime somnolence in the Sleep Heart Health Study. Sleep 2004; 27(2): 305-11.

Kapur VK, Baldwin CM, Resnick HE, Gottlieb DJ, Nieto FJ. Sleepiness in moderate to severe sleep disordered breathing. SLEEP 2005; 28(4):472-7.


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